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Mine Tales: Copper Creek history includes recent discovery

Mine Tales: Copper Creek history includes recent discovery

Mining in the Galiuro Mountains site dates back to the 1863.

April 19, 2015 7:36 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Mission Mine area keeps yielding ore

Mine Tales: Mission Mine area keeps yielding ore

Mission, Twin Buttes were first major ore bodies here found by geophysical methods.

April 05, 2015 7:34 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: New roads, stage stations served miners

Mine Tales: New roads, stage stations served miners

Some stops eventually became bustling towns.

March 08, 2015 7:59 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Power shovels made a world of difference

Mine Tales: Power shovels made a world of difference

Powered by various means, machines made mining easier and more prosperous.

March 01, 2015 7:03 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Peak's riches lured plenty of prospectors

Mine Tales: Peak's riches lured plenty of prospectors

Harquahala Mountains had abundant gold, and water, too

February 22, 2015 7:30 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Nonmetals a valuable resource in N. Ariz.

Mine Tales: Nonmetals a valuable resource in N. Ariz.

Mining companies cashed in on area's potash, helium and more.

February 08, 2015 7:22 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Elements critical to high-tech products

Mine Tales: Elements critical to high-tech products

REEs are used in smartphones, computers, wind turbines and more.

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Mine Tales: Dredges helped Arizona dig up gold

Mine Tales: Dredges helped Arizona dig up gold

Process helped miners extricate valuable minerals.

January 25, 2015 7:42 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Seventy-Nine a boon for companies, collectors

Mine Tales: Seventy-Nine a boon for companies, collectors

Highly collectable specimens were found at site.

January 18, 2015 7:47 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: From grass to ore, Sacaton once thrived

Mine Tales: From grass to ore, Sacaton once thrived

Miners dug deep to get to ore reserves.

January 12, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Spanish explorers driven by mineral wealth

Mine Tales: Spanish explorers driven by mineral wealth

Early explorers found vast caches of silver here. 

January 05, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: WWI spurred interest in uranium mining

Mine Tales: WWI spurred interest in uranium mining

Mining has declined with falling prices, increased regulation.

December 28, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Early miners found success, Apaches, in Bradshaw Mountains

Early miners found success, Apaches, in Bradshaw Mountains

Bradshaw Mountains were fruitful for miners; today, area draws lots of visitors.

December 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Harshaw district was mighty and profitable

Mine Tales: Harshaw district was mighty and profitable

Forty-square mile district produced 1.3 million tons of zinc, lead, silver and gold.

December 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Tucson was important to early mining

Mine Tales: Tucson was important to early mining

Old Pueblo played a big part in early mining.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Inclines gave miners a steep step up

Mine Tales: Inclines gave miners a steep step up

Inclines helped move ore downhill.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Town of Morenci rebuilt for mine

Mine Tales: Town of Morenci rebuilt for mine

Morenci, Metcalf open pit mines continue to operate to this day.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Gold, copper were a find at Clifton-Morenci

Mine Tales: Gold, copper were a find at Clifton-Morenci

The Clifton-Morenci district was Arizona’s first major copper-producing region.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Notable labor strikes in Arizona history

Mine Tales: Notable labor strikes in Arizona history

Arizona's mining history marked by labor issues.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Arizona has huge deposits of asbestos

Mine Tales: Arizona has huge deposits of asbestos

Asbestos mines were profitable before they were banned.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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